Pat Kiernan

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Pat Kiernan

Kiernan at the World Trade Center site, 2006
Born(1968-11-20) November 20, 1968 (age 43)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
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Pat Kiernan

Kiernan at the World Trade Center site, 2006
Born(1968-11-20) November 20, 1968 (age 43)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Patrick "Pat" Kiernan (born November 20, 1968) is a Canadian-born television host, appearing as the morning news anchor of NY1 since 1997. He is widely known in New York City for his "In the Papers" feature, in which he summarizes the colorful content in New York City's daily newspapers, replete with his deadpan humor. Kiernan has also hosted game shows and appeared in films and on television either as himself or as a reporter.

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Career

Kiernan began his news career in 1988 at CKRA-FM in Edmonton while a business student at the University of Alberta. He later made a transition from radio to television at Edmonton's CFRN News. In 1993, he moved to another Edmonton television station, CITV, where he produced the weekday primetime newscast. Kiernan moved to New York City three years later to work for Time Warner, where he soon became the morning anchor of NY1. Kiernan is usually on air from 5 AM until 10 AM, weekdays, sometimes being replaced by Kristen Shaughnessy. He was on air on the morning of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and remained on air for nearly 15 hours that day.[1] In addition to his morning anchor position, Kiernan also serves as a correspondent for Business News Network in Canada.

From 2000 to 2004, Kiernan was the co-anchor of the CNNfn program "The Money Gang." His co-hosts included Ali Velshi, Christine Romans, and Amanda Lang.

In 2008, Kiernan created the website Pat's Papers, a daily curation of his favorite stories from newspapers across the United States.[2]

Kiernan has also enjoyed success in films and television series in cameos as himself or as a reporter. These include The Interpreter (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), True North (film) (2006) and The Son of No One (2011). He has been featured in publications including New York ("Morning Star", February 5, 2001) and the New York Post ("Dream Job: Pat Kiernan", October 3, 2005) and the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Rispetto" (2011).

On March 7, 2012, Kiernan served as co-host with Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly. The appearance came nearly a year after a New York Magazine article in which he declared his interest in the soon-to-be-vacant job because it was a "rare intersection" of his knowledge of New York City and his passion for pop culture.[3] The New York Daily News took the unusual step of covering the March 7 program with a minute-by-minute live blog.[4] Pat will appear with Kelly again on April 30 and May 1, 2012.

Game Shows

Kiernan has also hosted several game shows, all produced by Michael Davies: Studio 7, which aired on The WB Television Network in the summer of 2004; two seasons of The World Series of Pop Culture, which began airing on VH1 July 10, 2006, and July 9, 2007 respectively. He served as the off-screen "questioner" of the US version of Grand Slam, which premiered on GSN on August 4, 2007.

Personal life

Kiernan was married to Dawn Lerohl on June 4, 1994. They moved to Manhattan in 1996 and are citizens of both the United States and Canada.[5] They live on the Upper West Side and have two children, Lucy (October 27, 2001) and Maeve (July 12, 2004).[6] The New York Daily News and New York Post reported on April 26, 2012 that Pat has bought a townhouse in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

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